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Five French UN soldiers wounded in Lebanon blast


18:54, December 09, 2011

PARIS, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Five French UN soldiers and a Lebanese civilian were wounded Friday in a powerful explosion in the southern coastal town of Tyre, Lebanon, local media reported.

A bomb exploded near a UNIFIL peacekeeping patrol and hit the jeep carrying the French peacekeepers on the outskirts of the city of Tyre.

"A Reuters reporter saw six wounded people at the scene minutes after the explosion. Security sources said five of them were French UNIFIL personnel, and that two passersby had also been wounded. Most of the injuries were light but medical sources said one of the UNIFIL soldiers was badly wounded," local television France 24 said.

This was the third attack on the UNIFIL forces deployed to keep peace along Lebanon's southern frontier with Israel, the media said.

Six Italian peacekeepers were wounded in May in a roadside bombing targeting UNFIL forces, which has about 12,000 troops and naval personnel in Lebanon, near the city of Sidon. Two months later six French soldiers were wounded in another attack.

UNIFIL increased its troops under UN Security Council resolution 1701 that halted the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in southern Lebanon.

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